Monday, February 6, 2017

Trump ready to crack the whip on GOP Congress

At The Hill by Scott Wong  --

Having singed a flurry of executive orders, President Donald Trump will soon shift his attention to Congress as he tries to push his through an ambitious agenda, including an overhaul of ObamaCare, a border wall and a massive infrastructure package.

The Trump White House won't only be working back channels with congressional leaders and rank-and-file lawmakers. Allies say Trump will likely bring his bully pulpit on the road, holding campaign-style events that specifically target vulnerable Democrats in red states like Montana and West Virginia.

Then there's his Twitter account: Hill Republicans say Trump will have no problem singling out lawmakers through social media who he feels are standing in the way of his agenda.
"He's going to take names. He’s going to look at the people who are supportive and who aren’t," Rep. Mark Sanford (R-S.C.), one of the few Republicans who has at times criticized Trump, told The Hill. "I suspect he will be rigorous in calling attention to those he believes are hampering his legislative efforts."

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